OUR VIEW: Ottawa e-waste drop-off a welcome service

OUR VIEW: Ottawa e-waste drop-off a welcome service.
The city of Ottawa is providing a much-needed area service by sponsoring an e-waste recycle drop-off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.
The collection location will be the former Walmart parking lot at 2901 Columbus St.
Residents from other towns are welcome.
Significantly, the drop-off will accept televisions — some of the very hardest items to get rid of in a responsible manner.
Donating or recycling consumer electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing virgin materials.
Also, for every million cell phones we recycle, 35,000 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.
Also, remove any batteries from your electronics — they need to be recycled separately.
Items that will be accepted: cables and cable boxes, cash registers, mobile electronic devices, computers, laptops, computer peripherals, copiers, cords, monitors, external hard drives, fax machines, scanners, VCRs, DVD players, camera, carpet sweepers, vacuums, curling irons, electric knives, electric tooth brushes, holiday lights and servers as well as — without their glass parts — blenders and coffee makers.
Non-accepted items will not be collected or removed from vehicles during the event.

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